Classis XXII. Ordo XI. Dioecia Polyandria. Cliffortia. [Holly-leaved Cliffortia]. (From John Miller "An Illustration of the Sexual System of Linnaeus."). LINNEAN - LARGE HANDCOLORED ENGRAVING - 18TH CENTURY.

Classis XXII. Ordo XI. Dioecia Polyandria. Cliffortia. [Holly-leaved Cliffortia]. (From John Miller "An Illustration of the Sexual System of Linnaeus.")

Miller, John (illus).
London. J. Miller. 1776.
Engraving, handcolored, image 17 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches on sheet 20 3/4 x 14 inches, with accompanying text sheet. On laid paper with watermark. Small piece of adhesive to mid upper edge (well outside image); very good, clean condition. A plate from John Miller's "An Illustration of the Sexual System of Linnaeus." In de Belder 'Magnificent Botanical Books' (de Belder #245, Dunthorne #206), it is stated that "LINNAEUS HIMSELF FULSOMELY PRAISED THE WORK AS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND ACCURATE SINCE THE BEGINNING OF TIME. Certainly the illustrations, described by Blunt as excellent, are of a high order; John Miller drew and engraved them himself with considerable skill." An attractive example of botanical drawing with details for identification under the Linnaean system. Item #46237

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